“Perfect” rainbows, “perfect days” and “perfect” mountain views is the way
Georgia O’Keeffe described Lake George in the 1920’s.
On view at the de Young in San Francisco is the Modern Nature Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George exhibit, featuring many of these perfect scenes painted while summering at the lake with Alfred Stieglitz.
The great thing about this particular exhibition is the relationship between O’Keeffe’s paintings and Stieglitz photography of the same or similar subject matter. There is plenty of speculation about these two creative soul mates & whether O’Keeffe felt confined and isolated at the lake – we know now her true calling was the desert and her time at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. Isolated or not some very beautiful paintings came from her time spent on Lake George. Take a look…